Oliver Greene

Published 3:46 pm Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Oliver Jene Greene, 88, husband of Evelyn Forrester Greene of 415 West Finger Street, Landrum, died Friday, July 16, 2010 at his home.

Born in Peachland, N.C., he was preceded in death by his father and mother, Ed Monroe Greene and Mary Jones Greene, and nine siblings. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy.

He moved to Tryon in 1946.&bsp; He married Marion Bridgeman in 1947, who preceded him in death after 32 years of marriage.

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Mr. Greene was a long time member and deacon of Tryon&bsp; First Baptist Church and a member of the Jeff L. Nelson Masonic Lodge #605 AF & AM. He was a former long time employee of Landrum Mills.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two children by his first marriage: a daughter, Jean Greene Ingram of Hoover, Ala, and one son, Paul Randolph Greene of California. Two grandchildren, Robert Scott Ingram (Sarah), Lecie Ingram Drewry (Tim), three great grandchildren, Justin, Alyssa, and Charlotte Ingram. One stepdaughter, Barbara Forrester Smith, her daughters, Amber Smith Graham and son Drew and Kali Smith and son Konner.

Graveside services with Masonic rites by the Jeff L. Nelson Lodge #605 were held Monday July 19, 2010 in Polk Memorial Gardens, with Dr. Darryl E. Maxwell officiating .

Family received friends from 11 to 11:45 am Monday morning prior to the service in the McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.

An online guest register may be signed at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Drive, Columbus, N.C. 28722.

McFarland Funeral Chapel,&bsp; Tryon.